Mommyhood

A LETTER TO MY SOON-TO-BE MIDDLE CHILD

Dear Baby, Your status is going to change soon, my love.  Soon you'll move to the role of middle child.  The weight of your body will feel too big in our arms and we'll realize too quickly that the dimples in your skin have flattened out, that the pouch which once represented your belly has become hard, ...

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Local Corner

KEEP CALM & BE THE MOM

I was interviewed in a Boston Globe article recently.  They asked a variety of questions (and ended up only using the part about my work-out routine) but the main point I made during the interview was - taking time for yourself makes you a better Mom.  Instead of being "on" as Mom all day, taking time away makes ...

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6 TOYS FROM CHRISTMAS I WANT TO PUNCH IN THE FACE

Boy was I a sucker this year.  A toy commercial would come on while I was fixing dinner and inevitably the kids would want it on their list.  "Easy!" I say to myself walking over to the computer and hitting purchase from Amazon, patting myself on the back with one hand while flipping an organic ...

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KEEPING UP WITH KRISTIN: THE BEGINNING OF THE END, A 3RD TRIMESTER EDITION

Just feed me and tell me I'm pretty. It's almost the END of January which means I am officially in my last trimester of pregnancy and the countdown has begun.  Wait, who am I kidding I've been counting down since I first threw up.  The New Year has proved exciting so far.  I skied pregnant, you ...

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Mommyhood

“YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TOOTH!”

We've been on "Operation Lose First Tooth" since Kindergarten started in September.  Who has and hasn't lost a tooth seems to be a hot topic among 5 & 6 year olds.  (It reminds me of the 6th-8th grade talk of adolescent firsts like kisses and bras and periods.)  When the bottom right front tooth became ...

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